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Definition of Pragmatism

Pragmatism

  1. The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.

Pragmatism Quotations

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.
Bono

Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.
Margaret Chase Smith

His track record of pragmatism, depth and candor all speak to a person who would find the Tea Party simplistic, opportunistic and misguided. Reagan was surrounded by some very smart people who gave him very sound advice. They were not wondering where certain countries are on the map.
Eugene Jarecki

I would rather be erring on the side of common-sense pragmatism and doing everything possible so that I felt that no stone was left unturned in terms of trying to protect school children.
John Larson

Idealism loses to pragmatism when it comes to winning elections.
Danny Strong
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Pragmatism Translations

pragmatism in German is Pragmatik
pragmatism in Spanish is pragmatismo